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a historical and cultural city. >> we have delayed our review and been disappointed by the absolute silence of the regime. we also expressed condemnation and surprise at the international silence. the regime is moving into ethnic cleansing. this is not a military target. the regime is destroying a historic and cultural city. >> karachi is quickly becoming one of the most dangerous cities in the world. more than two dozen people have been killed there in sectarian and political attacks over the last year. >> in one of the most dangerous cities of pakistan, this is its most dangerous neighborhood. affectively a city within a city, complete with official security. on the surface these young men look like they are catching up with friends. but this is an intelligence service. they keep up with all movement and if they sensed danger, they reach for their guns. strangers are generally not welcome. even at play, they keep a close eye on things. the neighborhood is run by this man. a tribal leader. much like a landlord, he has on questioned powers. he is angry at his political partners who he says
redwood city. wednesday, a few high clouds will drag across urs this. low 70s on the high side -- drag across us. low 70s on the high. >>> the focus on top republicans speaking out in support of same-sex marriage. >>> well, temperatures cool to cold here this morning. it will be sunny to mostly sunny. looks really good if you like sunshine and warm weather. we could use some rain and snow in the mountains. it's not happening. temperatures continue to warm up. >>> look at this. second deadly blizzard in a week moving across the great plains towards upper midwest. the national guard was helping stranded drivers in west texas. almost all of the roads in the texas panhandle are impassible. almost three deaths have been reported, blamed on the storm. the national weather service calls this a crippling historic blizzard. >>> the u.s. military command in afghanistan announced just a few hours ago that its report about a decline in taliban attacks last year was incorrect. they are calling the mistake a clerical error. the military is preparing to release the correct numbers which would show no
. this is vatican city, the reason if this is a stunning announcement overnight that pope benedict xvi will resign next month, only the second upon stiff in 600 years to do so. we will have reports from abc7 and amy telling more about this in a few minutes. stay tuned. >> an investigation is wrapping up into san francisco workers accused of using city computers to gamble and distribute pornography. the commission and the city attorney confirm that whistleblower started the investigation. the commission's top officials and human resources department are being looked at closely. they could be fired if the alleges are proven true for violating city policy. >> this morning, texas governor perry is in california hoping to persuade business leaders in the golden state to invest in the lone star state. he was in the bay area yesterday. a private group called texas one is paying for the trip, the republican hopes the lure lower taxes and fewer regulations will attract companies to texas. >> it depends on the industry but certainly plenty of companies are ripe for the picking, they would like a business en
system. this is going to be very warm. but a coating to an inch around the city. the farther negotiate you go, 1 to maybe upwards of 2 or 3 inches. out in the mountains, that's where they're going to get solid snow to this. but could make for messy evening commute tomorrow. we'll have your forecast. >>> wjz is always on. for weather watches and warnings and your updated first warning weather forecast, log onto cbsbaltimore.com. >>> chilling new details in a murder-suicide, involving three university of maryland college park students. wjz is live in college park. investigator mike hellgren has more on the shooter and the weapons police found. >> reporter: neighbors describe this as a nightmare scenario. the shooter has strong ties to baltimore. he was well-armed and it appears his victims had little warning. >> reporter: police say 23-year- old devon maurice, an accomplice, was suffering mental illness when he shot two of his roommates, killing one of them, before shooting and killing himself with a 9- millimeter handgun purchased in baltimor
effect this week? >> reporter: he has got one more public appearance here in vatican city. he is going to hold his weekly audience on wednesday. and that is again expected to draw huge, huge crowds. he retires officially on thursday. he will fly out of here and go to castel gandolfo where he will stay for two months before he comes back to the vatican to go into his renovated monastery. lester? >> anne thompson at the vatican. thank you. >>> starting this wednesday, we will have continuing coverage of the pope's resignation on "nbc nightly news" as well as the "today" show, msnbc and nbcnews.com. >>> when "nbc nightly news" continues on this sunday, we will have the latest bizarre twist in the oscar pistorius case. >>> and later on, this academy awards night the real diplomats who live through the ordeal dramatized in one of this year's top films. >>> there was yet another surprise twist today in the case of oscar pistorius, who is accused of killing his girl friend and has been free on bail since friday. nbc's michelle kosinski has been following can the case for us in south africa. h
city. 35 at parkton. in oceanderick -- 45 city. 35 at parkton. 37 at frederick. the windchill is making it seem a little chillier here the winds are gusting through the 20's -- chillier. the winds are gusting through the 20's. this drifted down from pennsylvania. here is the weather up in parts of new england. this area of high pressure is coming in. weather.s whether -- this has to pass over us tomorrow. my back here? a new storm developing, coming out of the southern plains, right into the great lakes. a piece of it will swing our direction. this is the same did -- same behavior as the last storm we are just getting rid of, parts of which are over the great lakes and the atlantic ocean. it is dÉjÀ vu. this thing will produce a lot of snow in the plains states, the same places that got hammered last week. a little colder tonight than last night. mostly clear skies. those of you who do have some clouds, they will tend to clear out. there will be less wind overnight. that will diminish sometime after midnight or so. tomorrow, still a lot of sunshine. temperatures are just about normal
in kansas city. 14.2 in wichita, kansas. the most there in 50 years. and a foot and a half in nashville, kansas. and this is all heading east. >> it looks like this storm is going to be a warmer one, though, for places like new york city and philadelphia. probably all rain along the coast. but for boston, a very tricky forecast we could indeed have at least 6 inches of snow. >> reporter: in chicago late today, a dog was spotted jumping between chunks of ice in lake michigan. after several tense minutes, a man on a kayak was able to steer it safely to shore. >>> this was chicago's heaviest snowfall in more than a year. and across the midwest, there were four deaths blamed on the storm. three of them from traffic accidents. brian? >> john yang in chicago for us tonight. john, thanks. >>> the storm this weekend will hit a lot of the same folks already hit by hurricane sandy. up and down the east coast, almost four months ago. and today, the last of the towns completely shut down due to storm damage finally reopened for homeowners to return. the town of mantoloking is a spit of land surroun
through the night to clear a stretch of new york's long island expressway and have city-bound lanes open this morning for rush hour. the l.i.e. is the main way into the city from long island. so we are all over this big digout. indra petersons is in long island, george howell is in hamden, connecticut. we begin in boston where the big concern is power outages, how to get all of those folks out. indra, good morning. >> good morning. yeah, today it is also about getting back to normal. we still have 120,000 people this morning without power. temperatures are cold. tons of snow is on the ground. huge heaps of snow. today we have a snow emergency and school is still closed as the city takes one more day to clean out the snow. what you mentioned earlier is a weather charge today. a warm front is pushing through. highs will be in the mid 40s. a lot of the snow is expected to melt. before we get there, we will talk about more snow, several inches is possible and even freezing rain. so everyone is trying to get to work this morning. not seeing too much out here. it looks like people are listenin
weather. a lot of flights being canceled in oklahoma city. wil rogers airport. if you have travel planser that. there's the system. it will give -- travel plans there. there's the system. 50, 60s, coast and bay. a few 60s inland. very quiet. a little bit warmer towards wednesday and then -- we'll kick the temperatures up a notch as we head towards thursday and the from weekend looks good. >> thank you. >>> in washington, d.c., a dispute among lawmakers over records for private gun sales is holding up a bipartisan compromise when it comes to expanding background checks. requiring background checks for vir of live all firearms is a key part to the plan to curb violence. the checks are currently only required for sales at federally- licensed dealers but not for private sales or online. and a candlelight vigil is being held tonight to honor victims of the newtown school shooting campaign. it's being held by the brady campaign. the goal, to prevent gun violence. a bell will be rung 26 times to honor each of the imhaves killed at the -- victims killed at the school in connecticut. the vigil wil
housing. but it could be possible. so this is happening in the city of college park. we are here where the police have stationed everybody. 36th avenue is right behind me. the shooting scene is all the way down the street and then up to where you see some of the brake lights there and then some whitehead lights. very, very difficult. they haven't even let us get down to street to where the scene is and they are not giving a whole lot of information. prince george's county public information office really only telling us they are on the scene of a death investigation. however, university of maryland alerts giving a little bit more information saying it is a shooting investigation here and that the suspects seep fleeing in a tan honda odyssey. -- seen fleeing in a tan honda odyssey. we don't know how many people were involved as victims or suspects. certainly a lot of media here. a lot of police attention as well. we'll be here all morning and give you updates as we get them. back to you guys. >> all right. thank you. >>> a 14-year-old maryland boy remains behind bars accused of killing
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. happening now, hundreds of thousands of people are gathered in the city to watch the largest chinese new year event outside of asia. ktvu's jay hernandez is live on the parade crowd with details and what to expect, just minutes from now. >> reporter: ken, the excitement has been building for hours. these parade goers have been out here since 3:00. we're going to pan a little bit towards 2nd and market, the start of the parade. you can see the police lined up and even the start of the parade. this event starts the beginning of the lunar new year. the dragon came out early. this one in particular takes more than 30 people to operate. >> we'll have the dragon, snake, as well as the drummer. >> reporter: they have been practicing all year, organizing moves for the dragon and the snake, will will ease through the parade route. there are participants are all over, including more than 40 students from the mandarin emersion program. they are prepping for their walk in the parade. >> it's so important for the children to understand the culture and the history of the language that they are learnin
from a hotel in san diego last week. police were on tactical alert for the grammy award. also the city putting out a $1 million reward for his arrest. the largest in the city's history. police are guarding 50 lapd families. >> it's my sincere desire to bring mr. dorneer to justice, to bring him to court, to capture him alive. that is absolutely what i want. and it would be my preference that if he's watching this, that he surrender so that we can end this nightmare. >> there is a task force of federal and local police to serve as a clearing house for those leads coming in. martha: where is the search focused now? i know they were in the bear mountain area last week. >> reporter: that's still going on. but this is a photo released by the riverside police of a victim. michael crane. former marine. two tours in the middle east. he leaves behind a wife and a son. police scaled back their search in the san bernardino mountains. they found two rifles and a handgunth his burngd out vehicle. the chief says they are going to reopen the hearing to assure the city that it was a fair hearing and n
and the first lady. hadiya pendleton was shot and killed while trying to escape gun fire in a chicago city park several blocks north of the obama family home in the win wood neighborhood. i will go to ted rowlands who is in chicago. i know there's going to be a press conference, you will have a number of officials on this. this is disturbing all around. it's not the first time. chicago has a terrible problem with violence, with gang violence. you have the first lady weighing in at the funeral on saturday. what are they going to do? >> reporter: well, that's a great question, suzanne. and there is in the wake of hadiya pendleton's death, there's a sense of urgency here. as you mentioned, this is not the first time a youngster has been killed in the cross fire with the gang violence on the streets of chicago. but this young woman has really struck a nerve. this was a young 15-year-old girl, who was doing all of the right things. she was a good student going to a great school here in chicago. her parents, great parents, who have encouraged her and her brother to do well in school. she was in the b
party and food cities on the planet. >> they do it right. it is the best city for that. while this is cooking down, let's make a hurricane. >> i like that idea. >> here is a picture of hurricanes. about eight ounces of orange juice, eight ounces of pineapple juice, eight ounces of lemonade, and a little southern comfort. this is the bold, black cherry. >> that's a new flavor for me. >> eight ounces of that goes in. >> this is one of new orleans' signature drinks. >> and then i drizzle a little bit of grenadine in there. we always party responsibly, so i make an alcohol free version. so here's yours. >> test it out. >> here it is. >> carnival time does make one thirsty. [ speaking foreign language ] . >> let the good times roll. i miss it. >> once our sugar and butter kind of melted and everything else is in there, a little banana liquor. >> don't be stingy. >> the butter, the banana. >> it is the best dessert ever made. >> i love it. and about four bananas sliced up. that's going to cook up. and we have to cook it up with a little southern comfort. >> don't be stingy. that's g
on "andrea mitchell reports" live pictures from vatican city. where pope benedict xvi shocked the world today and some of his closest advisors announcing he will step down as the leader of the 1.2 billion roman catholics at the end of this month. he will be the first pontiff to abductate in 719 years. >> today signing a lack of strength. the pope said i have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted me. reactions are pouring in. >> i think pope benedict xvi legacy is his engagement of faith with the modern world. >> i feel particular -- a particular bond with him and a note of sadness, to be honest with you. on the other hand, my appreciation for him, which was already high, is enhanced a bit because with the sense of realism that he has such an esteem for the office of the successor of st. peter, which is what the pope sshg the bishop of rome, the successor of st. peter, he says, you know, i may not be up to it now, and perhaps i can best serve jesus and his church and his people by stepping aside. i have to admire him. >> and here at home one day ahead of p
estimates about 7,000 are holed up in neighborhoods, especially in the old city. the fighting continues there as fierce as ever, says one opposition activist we managed to reach on skype. there are hundreds of thousands living in tents and hundreds of thousands living under siege, he says, there are tanks and rockets fired on a daily basis, this is what the regime and supporters want. for many months, homs was the center of the uprising against the assad regime. but what remains is a city divided between those who want to forget the civil war and those still entrenched, fighting on, and this place, a signal to what may happen if the war is not brought to an end. >>> the pope shocks the world, announces he resigns. the first pontiff to step down in some 600 years. we have new details of why he is making this dramatic move and what is next for the catholic church. writing the next chapter for the rx and lexus. this is the pursuit of perfection. i have to know the weather patterns. i upgraded to the new sprint direct connect. so i can get three times the coverage. [ manager 2 ] it's like w
to the nation's sexiest city. we'll take you there. >> and dare we say snow for your valentine's morning? gary mcgrady joining us with the forecast still ahead.  ♪ ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >>> back to our top story tonight, pope benedict xvi is resigning. the pope stunned the roman catholic church today when he announced he would step down saying he no longer had the mental or physical strength to carry on. the last day will be february 28th. he's the first pope to resign in 700 years. he will not be involved in a new selection process. the former mayor of boston and former u.s. ambassador to the vatican joins us with perspective tonight. thank you for joining us. >> good evening. >> the pope's resignation caught a lot of people offguard today. you were quo
the trainee's family to arrive here at the hospital. >> reporter: baltimore city mayor stephanie rawlings-blake arrived at shock trauma a short time ago. wjz has learned a baltimore city police trainee was shot during a training exercise at the former rosewood hospital in owings mills. the trainee was medivacced here to shock trauma, around 3:00 this afternoon. his condition is still unknown. police sent this e-mail to officers a short time ago. saying, quote, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of a police trainee injured during a training accident. please keep him in your prayers. >> reporter: now, again, we have to wait until the family arrives before the trainee's identity can be repleased. still unclear where he was shot and where exactly his family is coming from from. we're live in shock trauma. >> wjz will bring you more information on the officer's condition. >>> shock@university of maryland college park, as a student kills two of his roommates, then turns the gun on himself. wjz has been on this story since it brok
wednesday a big snowstorm in mid-march but not very often. 33 in new york city. 28 in columbus. much of our region has fallen below 33 degrees. make sure the kids are ready for a chilly morning. remember yesterday morning we were in the 40s. here is is a look at your satellite-radar and clouds increasing here. might be a little sunshine to start your day. the clouds will quickly move in. i think the shower activity will hold off until mid afternoon. probably 2:00, 3:00, it will start to move in. high temperatures expected to be in the low 40s. later tonight as the storm starts to push off the coast, it will be enough to draw enough cold air in from the north. we should see a transition start to take place north and west of washington. perhaps even washington and points to the east. thinking of you prince george's county out towards anne arundel county, you may see the transition to a little snow. here is your forecast for today. daytime highs in the low 40s with showers developing by early afternoon and again, we could see some snow tonight, perhaps some light accumulations. we'll talk more
and his friends flew to new orleans from three different cities just to celebrate mardi gras. >> san francisco. >> i traveled from wisconsin. >> ohio. >> reporter: they organized their trip on facebook. and now it's time to party. >> whoo! >> reporter: this group is on a girls vacation. >> today was just about slopping and fun. >> reporter: this woman came from israel. >> like it very much. >> reporter: this guy dressed for the occasion. >> i'm a little bit of everything. i'm a lot to take in. ha. >> reporter: from hotel balconies to packed streets, party-goers are taking over new orleans. [ screaming ] >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of tourists are visiting during mardi gras. for police that means constant crowd control. this parade will go about five miles through new orleans. they are throwing everything from beads to coins to glasses. some people staked out spots hours before the parade. >> i'm here first, i don't want to be in the back. >> reporter: but mardi gras veterans in how to go with the flow. >> don't worry about anything. >>
for the suspect accused of killing a 13-year- old suisun city girl. officers arrested anthony lamar jones last week. he is suspect of killing genelle conway allen, whose body was found in fairfield's allan witt park. according to police, they had jones under 24-hour surveillance since the murder. >>> former giants slugger barry bonds due to appear in an appeals court later today. bonds' lawyers hope to get his obstruction of justice conviction overturned. it all stems from his evasive testimony before a grand jury investigating a performance- enhancing drugs case. that was back in 2003. the ninth circuit court of appeals is expected to take bonds' case and rule at a later date. this has gone on and on and on and on the. >> it sure has. >>> 6:07. now what's going on and on and on for a while? >> sunshine for another four our five days i guess. >> it's going to be nice around the bay area, temperatures well above average but we have a chance of rain in the forecast too. we'll talk more about that in a bit. outside though we have some patchy fog out there.
for the suspect accused of killing a 13-year- old suisun city girl. officers arresting anthony lamar jones last week. he is suspected of killing genelle conway allen whose body was found in fairfield in allan witt park. they had jones under 24-hour surveillance after the murder, according to police. >>> the fight against prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage gets support from the city of san jose. >> the city council has voted to join san francisco in arguing against proposition 8 when the united states supreme court hears arguments next month. a san jose vote was 9-1 with mayor reed casting the only no vote. >>> let's check weather. i hear raindrop or raindrops perhaps? >> maybe two if we're lucky but right now it's all about the sunshine. we have patchy fog outside right now but it looks like as we head throughout the day that's going to clear out and a lot of sunshine and warmer temperatures coming your way. still chilly to begin with in the valleys. boy, hovering just above freezing and some patchy fog into the santa rosa area. 34 in napa, 36 in livermore and
a battle tonight during the city council this evening. according to the chronicle, the residents approved of the plan to build the new homes but they don't like the plans to bring down the magnolia trees and the chilean trees. earlier this year, the planning commission approved that plan but it's gone back and forth and gone back to appeal twice now and they are planning ong having that meeting later on this evening. there are 25 residents here banning together who say they want the trees to stay here. that's where we stand. pretty big lot. the planning commission meeting expected to begin tonight at about 7:00. we are live here in menlo park. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, brian. >>> 7:05. breaking news. "the associated press" is reporting that president obama will announce in his state of the union address tonight that 34,000 u.s. troops will be home from afghanistan a year from today. right now, there are 60,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. all combat troops are supposed to leave afghanistan by the end of 2014. that's when the u.s.-led international forces are schedule
an interim leader. this afternoon students from city college of san francisco will hold a press conference. they plan to discuss whether their demands after last years sit in was met after spending a night in the schools administrative five of the students met with the schools interim chancellors. students demands include reversing cuts to classes and staff and holding town hall style meetings with students. >>> we are tracking over night news in roanoke park where a fire burned a vacant home. it's video you will see only on ktvu channel 2. they believe the fire started in a garage around 11:30 last night and spread to the home. you can see the huge flame there is. a lot of fire trucks as well. no one was hurt. investigators are look into the cause of the fire. eight families are out of their homes after a five story apartment building caught fire in san francisco. it happened just before noon yesterday on golden gate in the tenderloin neighborhood. photos from a ktvu viewer shows smoke coming out of the building. two police officers in the area saw the smoke and helped residents gets out
protecting cops. this man is a threat to every person in los angeles. >> reporter: a city in fear is fighting back, offering a $1 million reward for dorner's capture and conviction. police have received more than 700 tips, including one that led them to this lowe's sunday night. the shooting spree began about a week ago when monica kwan and her fiance were shot to death in a parking lot. an alleged execution by dorner, who was angry at her father. a former los angeles police captain. >> to have your family targeted because they're related to you? that is absolutely terrifying. >> reporter: abc news learned that a man claiming to be dorner has called kwan's father to taunt him, telling the grieving dad he should have done a better job protecting his daughter. police have vowed to catch dorner, but for now the city can only hope the shooting doesn't start again. pierre thomas, abc news, los angeles. >> here's the scary part of this story. there are still 50 police officers whose families are being guarded. their family as are being guarded. we are talking about a force, how big and the police o
'll ask new york city mayor's michael bloomberg if he'll run for president in 2016. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >> let's begin today with the rally on wall street. major gains that can affect your retirement savings and more. dow jones industrials completely erased a steep drop earlier in the week. let's go live to felicia taylor in new york. what happened, felicia? >> ben bernanke in his testimony in washington basically saying that we are going to see quantitative easing through 2016. that's what the market is focused on. yes, we've got better than expected numbers on manufacturing and home sales but when they heard that ben bernanke still believes we aren't going to see unemployment drop to 6.5% until 2016, that means stimulus measures are going to be in place and that's what wall street wants to hear. wo wolf? >> the 14,060, the market had collapsed in 2009, as all of us know, because of the housing crisis. it was down at one point well below 7,000, approaching 6500 and now it's more than doubled. it's a pretty dramatic comeback. >> absolutely. no question about
in castro valley. 56 in richmond, a little bit closer on the coast, cooler. dealey city, 70's and santa rosa. -- daly city this storm tracker pattern that we saw in the month of january it is going to stay dry. this is where we should be with rainfall totals for this time of year. but 6 in., in san francisco, we should see 5 in. however, we are well below for this time of year. the only areas in santa rosa, we desperately need the rainfall but we're not going to be getting it. this dry weather will continue for this week, the weekend and actually pretty warm. it is more like springtime. with even low 70's. >> catherine: an owl has a close call after getting hit by an s-u-v on the florida turnpike. the owl got stuck inside an s-u-v thursday night when a woman hit the bird as she was driving. the woman assumed the owl was road kill.but he survived and slipped through the s-u-v grill. afternoon that she noticed the owl caged in her s-u-v. she called florida fish and wildlife and an officer opened the hood and freed the bird. >> coming up speed hymps in the next edition of people behaving badly.
will replace him. following developments live from vatican city. what have be learned in the news conference? >> reporter: good morning, john. in fact, father frederico lombardi is holding the news conference, and providing a few details. not a whole lot new. a few bits of information that are helping us to figure out what is going to happen here in the next few days. one of the things he said is that as you mentioned that there was no specific illness involved in the pope's decision to resign. he did say that the pope had had his pacemaker battery replaced recently. a normal operation, no problems. some of the italian press speculating that perhaps there was a problem with that operation. and another thing that they talked about was the idea that the pope's last general audience will be wednesday, the 27th of february and that will be the last big public audience before he resigned on the 28th, and i -- i'm willing to bet -- this is just speculation on my part, that most of the college of cardinals will want to be here for that. a chance to have a sendoff for the pope, a very public sendoff
. >>> the lines stretch for city blocks in both directions. >> the junky 12 gauge that isn't worth anything. $200 today. >> it was a slow and deliberate process. >> doesn't seem very good organized. >> the effort of east palo alto, menlo park, and police departments hosted the gun buyback, getting assault weapons and pistols, even a hand grenade and they collected 355 firearms, including 111 handguns, 227 rifles or shotguns and 11 assault weapons. >> three sets of people coming up to each car, trying to get them moving through the line as quickly as possible. >> a dozen people decided to ditch their cars and walk up with their guns. palo alto pd didn't like that. >> you got sick of waiting in your car. >> that's exactly right. >> i drove off the freeway and parked my car and walked over. >> $52,000 came from protect our children, a nonprofit. >> i was inspired by what happened in newtown, connecticut. the tragedy that took place at sandy hook. >> people received $100 for a handgun, or $300 for an assault weapon and the turnout was more than we could handle. >> we had $52,000 and it ru
-year-old will spend his days praying in a vatican city monastery. though he has cited age as the reason for his retirement, an italian newspaper suggests something more controversial: they say a network of gay priests at the vatican is being blackmaled by male prostitutes. >> a los angeles cardinal who will help elect the next pope is being questioned about pedophile priests during his time as the city's archbishop. church documents suggest cardinal roger mahony knew priests were sexually abusing children. but went out of his way to protect the priests from prosecution. mahony spent several hours in a deposition on saturday, answering questions about the sex abuse scandal. a petition effort is underway to keep mahony from being allowed to vote for the next pope. >> san francisco celebreated the year of the snake is a big way. as chinese new year celebrations took center stage in san francisco saturday night. this is video of the grand finale of the celebration. the colorful dragon wrapping up the parade. there and shows us the spectacle of the largest new year celebration outside of chi
city, where more than 100,000 gathered in stst. peter's square to hear pope benedict read the angelus to the faithful one final time. anne thompson joins us. the world just saw benedict xvi on that balcony window for the last time. what's the mood been there to y today? >> reporter: i think a lot of gratitude and also sadness to see him retire. but peoplens why he wants to retire. he's 85. he told the crowd that he's not going to abandon the church, alex. he said that in instead god has asked him to lave life of more prayer and meditation, and he says that's more appropriate for someone of his age and his strengths. >> yeah. you know, not to besmirch all this, but there were some reports circulating in some italian papers about blackmail being a reason why the pope was stepping down. how does the vatican address that? >> the vatican has come back very strongly against those reports, alex. they were in a paper called la republica this past week. and the vatican took the unusual step yesterday, the vatican secretary of state, of calling -- of issuing a statement calling the situation b
. almost oklahoma city. to the northwest of stillwater and guthrie, moving into wichita, and even tonight, moving into kansas city. so bigger cities about to get hit. snow just coming down now. still not quite sticking to the roadways. salt working at this point. but tonight you will get another six inches of snow by morning. and then another four on top of that six during the day tomorrow. so it is coming down and it is going to come down everywhere across kansas, into kansas city, into elva, even a place where we've sent our short straw reporter right up there, south of kansas city, into spring hill, kansas, our erin mcpike is there. erin, you're going to get somewhere between 12 and 16 inches of snow before it's done. >> reporter: a number of roads are already closed, chad. but the snowstorm is actually a mixed blessing to the region's big business, agriculture. the second major winter storm in under a week slams the great plains tonight. but farmers here aren't complaining. >> the drought over the last two years has put our farm in survival mode. you get the feeling that, you know, it
of privacy he will have now. want to go live to vatican city inside of rome, italy, where father jonathan morris, fox news religion contributor. he is live in the vatican. that is place where he spent many years working. father, hello to you. explain the message from the pontiff today. >> sure, bill. the whole issue of his privacy that he brought up is very interesting pause it is true that he was saying, after i retire, right, coming up tomorrow as you said at 8:00 p.m. rome time, i'm not just going to be a private citizen of the world anymore where i can go as he said and give conferences or talks. he said, no, i will always be the one who was pope. it is now pope emeritus. he said the way he will be a pope emeritus by being in a monastery and convent, making reference to st. benedict, who was a monk. he said that is the type of life i will lead. quiet in prayer, doing service to the church, instead of going back to be what he was before he became pope. very interesting. there will not be a pope making commentary on the new pope, words and actions. bill: i think when we think about his
. the first thing i ever did politically was in 1993, lead a tax revolt, pensacola city hall tried to raise taxes by 65%. and they tried -- if we don't raise taxes 65%, this was right after the clinton tax increases and the state. and i was saying this is going to be devastating for our economic development. well, the city -- every city councilman got up there and councilwoman saying we don't get 65% tax increase, the firefighters aren't going to be able to come and rescue your little doggy from the tree. when your children are going to walk down streets that aren't going to be -- and they went on and on, tumbleweeds are going to be rolling -- guess what? we killed the tax increase. you know what happened? they gave their 11 city managers a 35% pay raise the next week. how many times -- why do i bring that up? it ain't just pensacola. every time americans hear politicians on any level saying, you know, we've got to spend more money, or else the world comes to an end. they just don't believe it anymore. >> i have a list of the national horrors that are going to occur when sequestration takes
'll be with you in a bit. in the meantime we've got headlines. >>gretchen: a live look at vatican city. pope benedict xvi saying goodbye to cardinals before going off to retirement. he said he would pray for them as they choose his successor. about 11 a.m. eastern time benedict will fly to the papal retreat. he becomes the first pope in nearly 600 years to retire. >> very sad news, a tv news anchor woman is -- no, good news. safe at home. at 5 a.m. she was still missing. after a safe missing person scare, family members of paula lopez contacted police when they couldn't get in touch with her and became increasingly concerned. it is believed they found her later that night. she works at the station keyt in santa barbara, california. >> he jeopardized men and women fighting overseas. in a few hours he will break had i silence on why he did. he's going to tell a judge it was to spark a debate on our military policy. he is facing 22 charges including aiding the enemy and could receive life behind bars. >> remember that las vegas bash held by the g.s.a. that cost you more than $800,000? it was on
. joining me now is ann thompson, lee at st. patrick's cathedral in new york city, of course, and nbc vatican analyst george weigel is here with me, and we begin with claudio. you were shocked by this. people in st. peter's square didn't even know that it was happening. tell us what happened. >> no, they didn't, andrea. we came around here after the shocking news, and all the cameras came down, and what the tourists saw is what's going on. everybody was just wandering around st. peter's square like it was a normal day, of course, and when we told them that the pope was abdicating they were shocked. they couldn't even -- they didn't even know that a pope could abdicate, as a matter of fact. in a way money knew in a way because the last pope that did that was about 700 years ago. it was in 1294. it seemed like it was impossible in modern times, but pope benedict xvi hinted that in 2010 and a mof times after that that if he felt that his strength wasn't such that he could carry on the very important duties of a pope, that he would think about it at least, but nobody saw that coming. this
. blizzard dumped a staggering 40 inches of snow in hamden, connecticut. so much snow, the city's mayor says many roads there are still blocked today, at least nine deaths blamed on the blizzard, and as of late yesterday, 270,000 utility customers still in the dark. now, another slippery threat in the east and south. not out of danger zone. alexandra steele tracking the threat coming in this morning. >> good morning, john. danbury, connecticut, seeing ice. a mix of ice and snow. all snow in pitsfield, mass. the good news, it will all move through by noon today. freezing rain advisories, winter weather advisories, done by the afternoon. yesterday, 15 reports of tornadoes in the south in mississippi, of course, that awful scenario the powerful tornado. february in mississippi on average, they see about eight tornadoes during the month. not out qwest, but look at this. a rain tree. today, the throat not so much isolated tornado but heavy rain. yesterday and wednesday right along i-10, i-20 corridor, dallas to atlanta. and there is the potential for three to five inches of rain. not moving anywh
this morning, you're going to need the umbrella and you could be seeing delays if you're flying across cities like atlanta. in the northeast, freezing rain and light snow will be possible. we'll keep you updated on that coming up next. >>steve: thank you very much, maria. >>> the vatican says the pope is resigning on february 28. still no reason. >>gretchen: 4,000 cruise ship passengers stranded in the middle of the ocean after a fire breaks out aboard the boat killing the power. the cruise ship is in the gulf of mexico and running on a backup generator. carnival cruise line says the fire was put out right away and no one was hurt. a woman on board called her husband and told him what was going on. >> she was crying and said they had no power, they had no running water. they had no way to use the bathroom. >>gretchen: the ship will be towed to mexico. it is expected to arrive on wednesday. >>gretchen: a real-life tragedy for reality tv. a crash yesterday near los angeles. all three members aboard the aircraft were killed. the cause not known. >>> a storm generated in southern california after
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